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Best Wishes to our Senior Specialist, Aleah Rosario

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Join us in congratulating Aleah Rosario as she takes the next step in her professional journey with the Partnership for Children and Youth!

Aleah joined the CAN team in November 2020 and since then, successfully led the Workforce Initiatives for the California AfterSchool Network (CAN) which includes the development of responsive policies and strategies that uplift, advance, and bring dignity to the youth worker workforce. 

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Bite-Size Video #8: Using Homework Help to Support Language Development​
CalSAC's Multilingual Learners Training Project

Bite-Size Video #8: Using Homework Help to Support Language Development​

In the final video of CalSAC’s Multilingual Learner (ML) Bite-Sized Video Series, Dianna reviews how to utilize homework help time in a program to support the ongoing language development of all students—particularly multilingual learners. Learn how to intentionally use visuals and vocabulary lists to support multilingual learner students with developing their abilities in more than one language.

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Bite-Size Video #7: Ensuring Student Comprehension
CalSAC's Multilingual Learners Training Project

Bite-Size Video #7: Ensuring Student Comprehension

In the seventh installment of the Multilingual Learner (ML) Bite-Sized Video Series, Beverly shares two research-backed strategies to ensure comprehension as all students—including multilingual learners— continue to develop their vocabulary and speaking skills in one or more languages. Learn how to intentionally incorporate methods to ensure student comprehension in activities in your program!

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CA State Budget Updates
July 2, 2021

California Capitol Rotunda Drawing

We know there are many questions about the state budget and you all have been patiently waiting for updates! We don’t have all the answers yet but wanted to share what we do know. Below is what we know as of this moment, and things are rapidly shifting, so by the time you actually read this email, it could have changed!

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CAN Newsletter- Summer is Here!
July 13, 2021

Students running around a Summer camp

Summer learning can offer opportunities for children and youth to engage in fun, explore something new with hands-on, learning experiences, and make new connections and friends. Especially, after a school year of high levels of pivoting and a hybrid blend of online and in-person school experiences, the Summer season offers an opportunity to be engaged in learning opportunities and prepare young people for the school year to come.  

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Bite-Size Video #6: Supporting Academic Language Development in OST Programs
CalSAC's Multilingual Learners Training Project

Bite-Size Video #6: Supporting Academic Language Development in OST Programs

Language development is an ongoing process that happens all the time, not just in designated “language learning” time. The flexibility of programming in out-of-school time (OST) programs equips youth practitioners to support the ongoing language development of all students, especially multilingual learners.

In this video, watch as Delaney discusses ways to intentionally teach English and academic vocabulary throughout activities implemented in OST programs.

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Equity Evolution: CAN’s Growth Story
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"Service to other is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. " -Muhammad Ali June 21, 2021

The Beginning of Our Journey

Happy Monday Everyone!

So, as I wind down my Juneteenth weekend in Oakland, CA – a large community event, followed by a “PRIDE 4 Juneteenth” gathering, and lastly, an intimate conversation with friends about token gestures vs real systemic change – I thought what an appropriate time to begin what CAN hopes will be some communal learning with our field.

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Budget Updates & Discussion on Supporting Older Youth
Fireside Chat: June 8, 2021

Budget Updates & Discussion on Supporting Older Youth

Join us for our 30th fireside chat. In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk from the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education and Anthony Urias, Site Coordinator, and Brad Lupien, President & CEO from arc.

In this chat, we discuss key updates on the education budget, which has now passed out of the Assembly and Senate Subcommittees Finance committees, and how they impact our Expanded Learning Programs, including an increase to the ASES and 21st CCLC Daily Rate to $10.75 and $3.3 Billion in new funding for an Expanded Learning program similar to ASES to support TK-6 programs.

We continue to celebrate the unprecedented investment in Expanded Learning – recognizing the essential role of these programs to support our youth, families, and communities. We also recognize that there is still the need to ensure these dollars are structured in such a way to truly leverage the investment and support our staff and all of our youth, including middle and high school students.

Access the newest report on Promoting Protective Factors in California’s Afterschool Programs


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CAN Newsletter – Celebrating Pride Month!
June 8, 2021

Pride Month- Rainbow

Say no to hate. Stick with love. Our work in youth development needs to be centered on equity; where we create, build, and maintain emotionally and physically inclusive spaces for ALL children and youth to learn, grow, and be unapologetically themselves.  

As we celebrate Pride Month, we also continue to stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ+ community of youth and adults. We support the work to outlaw discriminatory laws and practices against LGBTQ+ Americans, of all ages. In schools and OST programs, we have the opportunity to talk with young people about LGBTQ+ people and their struggles to achieve equity and justice in all aspects of their lives. It is also a great opportunity to learn about those who have created change in our communities. 

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Bite-Size Video #5: Supporting Language Development through Speaking Practice
CalSAC's Multilingual Learners Training Project

Bite-Size Video #5: Supporting Language Development through Speaking Practice

This video focuses on learning how to intentionally create space for multilingual learners to practice speaking English and their home language in out-of-school time (OST) programs, and how it supports their ongoing language development. Explore different ways to create space for speaking practice as Dianna shares two research-based strategies to apply in your program this summer.

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Budget Updates
Fireside Chat: May 26, 2021

Budget Updates

Join us for our 29th fireside chat. In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network is joined by Michael Funk from the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education and several members of the California Afterschool Advocacy Alliance.

In this chat, we discuss key updates on the education budget, which has passed out of the Assembly and Senate Subcommittees on Education Finance, and how they impact our Expanded Learning Programs, including an increase to the ASES and 21st CCLC Daily Rate to $10.75 and now a proposed $2.5 Billion in new funding for an Expanded Learning program similar to ASES. We continue to celebrate the unprecedented investment in Expanded Learning - recognizing the essential role of these programs to support our youth, families, and communities.

We also recognize that there is still the need to ensure these dollars are structured in such a way to truly leverage the investment and support our staff and youth. There are more than enough resources to stabilize existing programs and serve more students.

We need your help to:

  1. Support the Senate and Assembly’s proposal for daily rates (per pupil funding) for state and federally-funded programs.
  2. Ensure that we don’t leave out middle school and high school students.
  3. Build strong and sustainable community partnerships.

Text Your Budget Leaders

Text “CAAFTERSCHOOLWORKS” to 52886 or visit https://p2a.co/PlSXYSk to direct calls and tweets to key decision-makers.

Sign-On Letter Info:

Add your organization to the sign-on letter (http://bit.ly/MayReviseSOL), by sending your information by noon on Friday 5/28. Send this information to ben@partnerforchildren.org:

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Take Action Today: Governor’s May Revise Budget
Sign On Letter Due Today by 1:00 PM

Take Action!

Budget decisions are moving quickly and that the Assembly and Senate Budget Subcommittees will be voting on education proposals on Tuesday, May 25.

The Governor’s budget proposal makes a historic commitment to grow afterschool and summer programs in the most under-resourced communities. However, action is needed to stabilize our existing expanded learning system with adequate daily rates, make sure we don’t leave out our middle and high school students, and ensure the engagement of community partners.

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Updates on Governor’s Budget Proposal
Fireside Chat: May 21, 2021

Updates on Governor’s Budget Proposal

Join us for our 28th fireside chat. In this chat, Heather Williams from the California AfterSchool Network and Michael Funk from the Expanded Learning Division of the California Department of Education are joined by Jennifer Peck of the Partnership for Children and Youth.

In this chat, we discuss key updates on the budget that impact our Expanded Learning Programs, including the Governor’s proposal for $1 Billion in funding for a new program and the ASES Daily Rate.

We celebrate the unprecedented investment in Expanded Learning - recognizing the essential role of these programs to support our youth, families, and communities. We also recognize that there is still the need to ensure these dollars are structured in such a way to truly leverage the investment and support our staff and youth.

Stay tuned for a sign-on letter, social media language, and other tools to help elevate your voice!

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Registration is OPEN for the AB86 ELO Grant Convening!
Wednesday, May 5, 2021; 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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Join us for a convening on A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grants!

All CA Educators, of all sectors, are invited and encouraged to participate! This free virtual convening is designed to support the CA Educational Ecosystem with state and federal opportunities in supporting children, youth, and communities, with a Whole Child approach. 

Space is limited, secure your spot today!

 

Registration and Convening Details​

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Promoting Protective Factors in California’s Afterschool Programs
June 2021

Students and Teacher in a high school theater class

This report was created by WestEd and commissioned by the California AfterSchool Network.

The report, drawing on data from the California Healthy Kids Survey (CHKS), examines the extent to which afterschool programs* may help foster more protective factors among its participants compared to their peers who were not program participants. 

Below are some excerpts from the report that outline the Protective Factors Framework and key findings.

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Register Today! A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Convening
For ALL California Educators and Education Leaders!

A Whole Child Approach to the Expanded Learning Opportunities Grant Convening Flyer

Wednesday, May 5, 2021: 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

The CA AfterSchool Network is excited to collaborate with the CA Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division, and the CA Collaborative for Educational Excellence to offer ALL CA Educators and Educational Leaders, of all sectors, an opportunity to participate in a free virtual convening, to support A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 ELO Grant.  

Registration and Convening Details

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Save the Date: A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO) Grant Convening
For ALL California Educators and Education Leaders!

Save the Date: A Whole Child Approach  to the AB86 Expanded Learning  Opportunities (ELO) Grant Convening

The CA AfterSchool Network is excited to collaborate with the CA Department of Education, Expanded Learning Division, and the CA Collaborative for Educational Excellence to offer ALL CA Educators and Educational Leaders, of all sectors, an opportunity to participate in a virtual convening, to support A Whole Child Approach to the AB86 ELO Grant.  

Wednesday, May 5, 2021, 9:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Additional details and registration coming soon!

Access the Save the Date flyer and share it with fellow educator friends and colleagues!